Dear ACS CHAS Community:
Would you be able to provide some assistance ( good models, resources and maybe some guidance) to Dan Dusseau, who is the Chief of Police at the Northern Virginia College. My understanding is that the college does not have a Health and Safety specialist , and lab safety is part of the Office of Emergency Management and Safety. Please see below Dan’s message.
I greatly appreciate your help and expertise.
ACS Chemical Safety Programs
[Actual Sender is ddusseau**At_Symbol_Here**nvcc.edu]
Hello Marta and thank you again for your time.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) has six campuses and more than 73, 500 enrolled students. The College has a variety of labs and is seeking to improve lab safety. We have started the conversation with a variety of stakeholders that includes professors, facilities, and the Office of Emergency Management and Safety. We anticipate that much of the solution may center around policy, procedures and training, however the college lacks the specific model and/or expertise. Some expertise does exists in specific labs on certain campuses, but it is not coordinated and has little oversight.
We are looking to identify other similar institutions that have faced the problem and been successful. The College is also interested in best practices and any consultants that may be able to assist.
Director Public Safety/Chief of Police
Northern Virginia Community College Police Department
4001 Wakefield Chapel Road
Annanadale, VA 22003
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